Academy of Ancient Music - Bach Reconstructed

Wednesday 5 April 2017
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music 2016-17 season

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Robert Howarth – director & harpsichord
Mary Bevan – soprano
Reginald Mobley – countertenor
Samuel Boden – tenor
Matthew Brook – bass

Concluding the season's focus on JS Bach, this concert explores another side of his creative process.  Bach definitely knew a good musical idea when he heard one and in common with many of his contemporaries he re-used many of them in later works.

While we can only speculate on the reasons for the constant recycling, it creates some fascinating contrasts and connections that are explored in this programme directed by Robert Howarth.  By re-scoring existing pieces for different forces or even assembling larger works from smaller ones, the very best of Bach's music could flourish in a variety of guises.

"The orchestra under the baton of Robert Howarth played with great verve and richness of colour."  OPERA BRITTANIA

JS Bach – Orchestral  Suite No. 3 in D major (original version for strings and continuo) (c.1730)
JS Bach – Cantata No.42 "Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats"
JS Bach – Sinfonia from Cantata No.49 "Ich geh und suche mit Verlangen" (1726)
JS Bach – Mass No.3 in G minor (c.1738)

(Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm)

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